Tuesday, May 3, 2016 Nisan 25, 5776

Traveling exhibit depicts Pope John Paul II's ties to the Jewish people
Twenty-one years ago, two religious leaders of different faiths met, and history was made. On April 13, 1986, Pope John Paul II was welcomed to Rome's central synagogue by Elio Toaff, the chief rabbi of Rome. It was the first time a pope had ever visited a synagogue. In a new exhibit, now on display at the Kimmel Center for...
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Cantor David F. Tilman, JE Feature
Chen Reiss, Israeli-born and educated lyric soprano, made a stunning and almost "electric" impression in her debut performance with the Philadelphia Opera Company in Verdi's masterpiece, "Rigoletto." Playing the role of Gilda, daughter to the hunchback court jester Rigoletto, Reiss brought her cool and clear soprano to the stage of the Academy of Music for several performances, possibly the best...
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E.T. -- Egad, a Terrorist -- call home! And just pray he doesn't use a cell phone. Such is the explosive life -- and fight -- of Raja, the radiant, if radioactive, exchange student from Pakistan who's exchanged a reserved life in the Middle East for a riotous existence in Middle America in "Aliens in America," the new CW Monday-night...
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Mentalist Uri Geller -- controversial, convivial -- has a feel for the 'Phenomenon'
Oh, those seder-table manners at the Geller manse must have raised more than four questions. It wasn't the bent elbows on the table, but those bent spoons ... No problem for Uri Geller since managing big matzah balls has been a lifelong oblong objective for the mentalist with a mind of his own. This Tel Aviv native son tellingly has...
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A chill in the air signals that summer has come and gone, and the foods of fall are making their way back onto tables across the country. The change in the season calls for a change in flavors, from light to crisp to hearty and satisfying. One ingredient makes a perfectly seamless transition from summer salads to fall suppers --...
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